do I need to use a speedlight for this type of still life photo

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
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leecamera Contributing Member • Posts: 731
Re: do I need to use a speedlight for this type of still life photo

One light, and a box of small different shaped mirrors and white cards.

That's how I do my food photography and I find I can produce exactly the effect I need - although my client may look on bemused with little mirrors fixed to stands by Blue-tack.

Tripod is essential as you don't have much light.  Block off extraneous light with black cards or snoot the main light with black-foil (you can get it from pro lighting suppliers).

It's nice and straightforward as you see exactly what you get.  Shooting tethered makes things even easier.

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